redefinED atlanta Provided $100k to Two Atlanta Parent Groups for COVID Relief Fund

redefinED atlanta, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every student in Atlanta has the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school, announced that it recently awarded a $100,000 grant to two parent groups, The Atlanta Thrive and the Latino Association for Parents in Public Schools (LAPPS), in order to create a COVID-19 relief fund that…

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Study: Up to 29,000 Metro Atlanta Students Falling Behind Due to Shift to Online Classes

A study released by two organizations states about 21,000 less students in English language arts and about 29,000 fewer in math are on track for grade-level proficiency than prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, when schools shifted to online classes. In a June 16 news release, redefinED Atlanta and Learn4Life announced the release of a new…

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Atlanta and Sandy Springs Residents and Businesses Continue Acts of Kindness Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

With federal Paycheck Protection Program loans running out this month, two parent organizations are stepping up by providing $100,000 to hundreds of metro Atlanta parents affected by the outbreak. Atlanta Thrive, a parent-driven organization that empowers families to disrupt inequities in the education system, and the Latino Association for Parents in Public Schools, a support…

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WITHOUT SUPPORT FOR THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES, ATLANTA’S WORST SCHOOLS MAY NEVER CATCH UP

The days of the true neighborhood school are nearly gone. But not at Thomasville Heights Elementary. Everyone walks. There is no bus. That’s because 95% of the students live inside Forest Cove, the sprawling Section 8 housing development across the street. The staff often accompany the pre-K-fifth graders directly past armed drug deals and filth,…

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Report: Thousands of Metro Atlanta Students Have Likely Fallen Behind Due to Coronavirus

Metro Atlanta public school students lost about nine weeks of in-person instruction when schools switched to virtual learning in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. That likely caused thousands of Atlanta public school students to fall behind, according to a new analysis commissioned by non-profits Learn4Life and RedefinEd Atlanta.

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The American People Have this Lesson to Learn

“The American people have this lesson to learn: That where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons or property will be safe.” – Frederick Douglass “Southern Barbarism” speech on…

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